A History of Helping Those with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities.....
The Arc of Monroe County has been providing a variety of programs and services for over 3,500 individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families in the Rochester community for over 50 years.
The Arc works to enhance the quality of life and self-esteem of individuals in our programs, providing them with meaningful social development, supported employment, residential community living and enrichment opportunities. The Arc is funded in part by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. The Arc also receives funding from Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR).
The Arc of Monroe County has 40 locations in Monroe County that assist individuals with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities that include Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders among others.
A wide array of services are offered through the Arc for individuals with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities such as independent living opportunities in our group homes and residences, volunteer opportunities in the community,unique and creative individualized day services programs, job training is offered through our ArcWorks facility and placement through our JobPath Program.
The Arc Foundation of Monroe County raises and manages funds to enhance the quality of life for program participants of The Arc of Monroe County. A variety of important enjoyable fundraising efforts provides financial support for programs vital to The Arc’s social, recreational and organizational activities.
At The Arc of Monroe County, we are proud of our history of helping others, but we are just as proud of our commitment to the future, ensuring that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families will continue to be offered the highest quality, most innovating programs and services available.
The Vision of the Arc
The Arc of Monroe is a leader in developing models of excellence in supporting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We encourage people to become inter-dependent and an integral part of the community. We adapt to a changing environment by promoting person-centered opportunities. The Arc will celebrate diversity and healthy living for all members of our family. We are viewed as an agency of choice and as a strong collaborator in our community.
The Arc of Monroe provides individualized support and services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families to increase the individual’s independence, enhance their abilities to make informed choices, and become part of the community.
Click here to see a History of The Arc of Monroe County.